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Postby Robinjoeh » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:26 am

Hello.

Is it legal to carry and use OC or pepper spray in emergency defense, just like it is in many other European countries?

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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:48 pm

I would just go to the nearest police station and ask.
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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby Cap » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:51 pm

Robinjoeh wrote:Hello.

Is it legal to carry and use OC or pepper spray in emergency defense, just like it is in many other European countries?

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OC spray being carried by the general public in CY is virtually unheard of mate.
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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby miltiades » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:13 pm

Cap wrote:
Robinjoeh wrote:Hello.

Is it legal to carry and use OC or pepper spray in emergency defense, just like it is in many other European countries?

Thanks.


OC spray being carried by the general public in CY is virtually unheard of mate.

Absolutely Cap, no one carries such gadgets in Cyprus, one of the safest nations on earth, personal safety is almost absolute just don't discuss ...politics or ...football !!
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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby Robinjoeh » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:11 am

Get Real! wrote:I would just go to the nearest police station and ask.


Yes, that is a good suggestion. But it saves some time asking here first, in case someone knows.

Cap wrote:OC spray being carried by the general public in CY is virtually unheard of mate.


miltiades wrote:Absolutely Cap, no one carries such gadgets in Cyprus, one of the safest nations on earth, personal safety is almost absolute just don't discuss ...politics or ...football !!


Oh, really? I have had good usage of it in the past - but I understand it is very different in Cyprus. However, that depends on where you live. On some places (almost everywhere) there are lots of tourists, and to be honest - I have already been involved in one situation here.

Still doesn't answer my question, I asked if it's legal or not - not if people here are carrying such gadgets.

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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby B25 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:49 am

It is NOT legal to carry such items.

They would be considered as a firearm. You will get into serious trouble if stopped or even in the unlikely event you had to use it.

Unless you are involved with mafiosi type people, you should not really have a need for such an item.
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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby miltiades » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:25 pm

miltiades wrote:Absolutely Cap, no one carries such gadgets in Cyprus, one of the safest nations on earth, personal safety is almost absolute just don't discuss ...politics or ...football !!


Oh, really? I have had good usage of it in the past - but I understand it is very different in Cyprus. However, that depends on where you live. On some places (almost everywhere) there are lots of tourists, and to be honest - I have already been involved in one situation here.

Still doesn't answer my question, I asked if it's legal or not - not if people here are carrying such gadgets.

Thanks.[/quote]
Mate, I live in London, Im 69 years young, I have never even considered the use of such a "gadget ". You say that you have had a good usage of it in the past, are you a drug dealer ?
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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby Robinjoeh » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:39 pm

B25 wrote:It is NOT legal to carry such items.

They would be considered as a firearm. You will get into serious trouble if stopped or even in the unlikely event you had to use it.

Unless you are involved with mafiosi type people, you should not really have a need for such an item.


Right, do you have any source on this information, or it is just your own knowledge?

miltiades wrote:Mate, I live in London, Im 69 years young, I have never even considered the use of such a "gadget ". You say that you have had a good usage of it in the past, are you a drug dealer ?


Lets not assume somebody is a drug dealer because they are asking a simple question - that makes yourself look stupid. I have been able to interrupt fights several times during my life, and in case it goes out of control, it is good to have some sort of backup. I wont just stand there and look if somebody gets beaten right on the street when I'm going to pass by. This happend in Cyprus a few days ago, that's why I'm asking this question now.
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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby miltiades » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:03 pm

Robinjoeh wrote:
B25 wrote:It is NOT legal to carry such items.

They would be considered as a firearm. You will get into serious trouble if stopped or even in the unlikely event you had to use it.

Unless you are involved with mafiosi type people, you should not really have a need for such an item.


Right, do you have any source on this information, or it is just your own knowledge?

miltiades wrote:Mate, I live in London, Im 69 years young, I have never even considered the use of such a "gadget ". You say that you have had a good usage of it in the past, are you a drug dealer ?


Lets not assume somebody is a drug dealer because they are asking a simple question - that makes yourself look stupid. I have been able to interrupt fights several times during my life, and in case it goes out of control, it is good to have some sort of backup. I wont just stand there and look if somebody gets beaten right on the street when I'm going to pass by. This happend in Cyprus a few days ago, that's why I'm asking this question now.

You are a bouncer then !
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Re: Legal questions about self defense sprays

Postby B25 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:13 pm

Robinjoeh wrote:
B25 wrote:It is NOT legal to carry such items.

They would be considered as a firearm. You will get into serious trouble if stopped or even in the unlikely event you had to use it.

Unless you are involved with mafiosi type people, you should not really have a need for such an item.


Right, do you have any source on this information, or it is just your own knowledge?


Ok, i may have confused it with British law, bacause i just read this.

http://www.armbritain.com/forum/index.php?topic=1523.0

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